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The Ancient Unicorn

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  • Average8%
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Went here on Friday 8th June for lunch with my wife, both meals were excellent, 10 out of 10, wish it was closer would be our regular. this is a must visit pub for food and we will definitely we be coming back.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Came here to meet friends for a meal it's a nice little pub/restaurant but shame about the meals they could of been hot instead of warm and by the end it was cold. We all travelled a fair distance to The Ancient Unicorn ... hopefully...More

Thank Garelly6168
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The service massively let us down! And the food was not far behind! 2.5 hours of poor service culminating in having a piece of plastic wrapping in the Chicken Roularde, we asked for the dessert menu it was 20 minutes before one of us had...More

Thank MartinWake
Response from Ancient U, Owner at The Ancient UnicornResponded 3 weeks ago

We were so alarmed and upset to read your review, as we try extremely hard to give all our guests a good experience when they visit us. As you quite rightly state, it’s important to get the simple things right and we would like to...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Often stay in the area - but first time here. Great find! Friendly, clean, comfy. The star of the show is the food - very good! It’s obvious that there is still work to be done in and around this old quirky place. Dog friendly...More

Thank averay55
Reviewed 12 May 2018

Stayed one night after long days walk. Room in converted stable block was spacious and had a sofa and a kitchenette which was unexpected. Large comfy bed and ensuite shower room. Pub was warm, welcoming and had great food and comfy sofas for relaxing. Friendly...More

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nutzzz
16 September 2016|
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Response from Philip J | Reviewed this property |
Yes, I have seen dogs in for lunch-time, There is the main bar/dining area with large fire and then just round the corner a small snug with a few chairs and table and another fire. Also plenty of room outside on the terrace... More
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nutzzz
16 September 2016|
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We stayed there with our 3 dogs and took them with us into the bar when we went for our evening meal. Not sure if they are allowed in all areas - we didn't take them into the dining room where breakfast was served and there... More
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12 August 2016|
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Response from MJD1952 | Reviewed this property |
Yes two choices I think, one was vegetable lasagne and I don't recall the other one.
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"Rooms for folk with dogs are outside in a courtyard with car parking outside. Ideal."
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"Rooms in the main pub have the best views whilst the charming rooms in the converted stables are quieter/more..."
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"did not stay in rooms"
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"One of our group had a room with well equipped kitchen, and small dining area - very handy for a family."
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